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UCLA Master of Urban and Regional Planning Capstone Project, 2017

The County of Los Angeles is facing increasing pressures on its already burdened roadways, but there are some developing areas, such as Playa Vista, where auto traffic and road infrastructure can be reworked to increase capacity by implementing mass transportation improvements that connect to existing and upcoming light rail lines.

The findings  of this study are that traditional bus rapid transit (BRT) implementation along a single line is less cost effective and impactful to riders than an alternative matrix of bus lanes that repurposes existing infrastructure and includes improvements such as signal prioritization and off-board fare payment. These improvements are accessible to all municipal operators and could be partially financed by private employers in West Los Angeles who would have the option to access upgrades for their private mass transportation. These enhancements are applied to a shared and tactically implemented, low capital, high impact investment that creates a transit oriented region in 58 square miles of West Los Angeles.

This project is inspired not only by the lessons learned from bus rapid transit, but also those from shared mobility, living streets, public private partnerships, and other developing urban design and policy techniques and results in a hybrid system that works for all users.

A comprehensive project submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

Final report is forthcoming in June 2017.


Lincoln Corridor Utility Box Art, 2016

Utility box artwork designed for/with the City of Santa Monica

http://www.canyon-news.com/utility-boxes-beautified-through-linc-plan/58698


Visualizing Bus Ridership in Los Angeles and Santa Monica

Additional work can be found in the Santa Monica Downtown Community Plan (warning: large file)

Buy a print here:


Santa Monica Downtown Community Plan: The Future of Mobility Workshop Timeline, October 2016

Created for the City of Santa Monica

Santa Monica Downtown Community Plan: Preservation and Change Workshop Boards, August 2016

Link: Preservation + Change a Community Conversation about Preserving Character and the Future of Downtown Santa Monica


Spatial Inequalities of Rapid Transit in Los Angeles, 2016

These are the first maps I created using ArcGIS*.


Urban Humanities in the Borderlands: Engaged Scholarship from Mexico City to Los Angeles   |   Select Chapters, 2016

EQUIPARTE: COSMOPOLITANISM, CONFLICT, TRANSLATION

SEEKING LITERARY JUSTICE: La Caja Mágica in Boyle Heights

(warning: large document)

Above: William Davis interacting with La Caja Magica, a "magic box" created by a UHI multidisciplinary team for a multi-lingual children's reading hour hosted by Libros Schmibros in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. More information on La Caja Magica can be found at UCLA Urban Humanities and Boom California. Additional information on Equiparte: Las Tarjetas Filtran Sabidurías Locales can be found on the Equiparte website.


Urban Humanities: Transportation, experiencE and Identity

These joint projects seek to address the varied and shared experiences created by transportation mode choice and socio-spatial access in and around La Placita and Olivera Street, the historic heart of Los Angeles.

With: UCLA Masters Architecture students, Jeanette Mundy and Benjamin Kolder, and PhD Candidate in History, Peter Chesney.

The 20-Minute City, 2015

The Arrival, 2015


  NYC Housing MAP, 2014 Articles: New York Post and reForm Revaluate's list of The Best New York City Maps of 2014 "We wanted to reconsider the commonly cited statistic that NYC housing prices average $1,200 per square foot," says Constantine Valhouli [of NeighborhoodX] of his inspiration for the project. "We felt that it wasn't a monolithic market, and if people were open to considering different neighborhoods and under-the-radar neighborhoods, then there were pockets of surprising value within a short commute to Manhattan. " By and large, prices do tend to decline as commute times increase, and there are still parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx where homes can be found for less than $200 per square foot. And if you're dead-set on staying in Manhattan on a budget? Head uptown—Washington Heights and Inwood claimed top honors as the borough's most affordable areas for buyers." - BrickUnderground

 

NYC Housing MAP, 2014

Articles: New York Post and reForm

Revaluate's list of The Best New York City Maps of 2014

"We wanted to reconsider the commonly cited statistic that NYC housing prices average $1,200 per square foot," says Constantine Valhouli [of NeighborhoodX] of his inspiration for the project. "We felt that it wasn't a monolithic market, and if people were open to considering different neighborhoods and under-the-radar neighborhoods, then there were pockets of surprising value within a short commute to Manhattan. " By and large, prices do tend to decline as commute times increase, and there are still parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx where homes can be found for less than $200 per square foot. And if you're dead-set on staying in Manhattan on a budget? Head uptown—Washington Heights and Inwood claimed top honors as the borough's most affordable areas for buyers." - BrickUnderground


Kinetic Reflections, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts

A multi-disciplinary proposal for the Illuminus Boston Festival occurring October 25, 2014.

I worked with the project team to develop a successful project proposal to create an interactive urban intervention as part of a large scale nighttime art event that engages visitors through innovative and technology-oriented visualization.

String Theory, 2010

Leeds, United Kingdom

A reexamination of Fisher-Crane's proposal for 36 The Calls, reimagining their original intent as a suspended bridge structure that integrated the street- and waterscapes of Leeds as part of an urban waterfront renewal program.

With: Olesia Kruglov

Network][Flow, 2012

Jakarta, Indonesia

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute School of Architecture - A thesis project submitted in partial satisfaction of the requirements for the degree Bachelor of Architecture.

Jakarta is facing a wide range of issues, many of which are tied to the dual problems of waste and water management. This theoretical project proposes using a strategy that includes bioremediation and remote sensing in conjunction with social media and crowdsourcing to address these issues.

Urban Sky Farm, 2010

Manhattan, New York

Eviscera Brasilia, 2011

Brasilia, Brazil

Sami Cultural Center, 2009

Inari, Finland

*All maps below this were created using Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketchup, Rhino, and/or VRay.